DescriptionMetropolis discusses events leading to the need for a computer research and utilization program at Los Alamos and the subsequent development of the MANIAC computer there. He provides a history of the MANIAC including problems devised by Fermi, Ulam, von Neumann, Teller, and others to test it.
Roughly corresponds to "The MANIAC" in _A History of Computing in the Twentieth Century_, ed. N. Metropolis, J. Howlett, and Gian-Carlo Rota.
Place of PublicationLos Alamos, NM, US
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